Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

My room with a view, overlooking Cat Ba Bay, Vietnam’s infamous UNESCO site.  

Wish you could see the full res of this pic, its like a Where’s Waldo of Vietnamese fisherman, there’s dozens of people scattered about these boats at their daily grind.  Even though this image is all about the details to me, still kind of cool as a long shot.

Tonlé Sap & Siem Reap, Cambodia

Just south of Siem Reap lies Tonlé Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake.  Designated a UNESCO site, it harbors more than just an amazing array of animals.  Since the lake and connecting river reverse flow twice a year and it goes from empty to enormous depending on the season, local fisherman have formed an entire town floating on the lake’s surface, with schools, stores, and even an alligator farm. 

Xingping, Guillin, China

From arguably the most influential and and iconic landscapes of China, here are the first batch of images from Xingping and Yangshuo.  Along the Li River, cormorant fisherman have their birds do the work, while tower karsts of limestone and bamboo forests jut from the earth at amazing angles and soar 1000ft overhead.  I managed to find my way to the top of one of these peaks, definitely an arduous ascent, but the payoff was beyond words…

Koh Tao and Phuket – Thailand Island Livin’

Any arduous journey should have its peaceful moments too, I highly recommend beaches to bookend a long expedition.  I knew the 4 months I’d be trekking and traversing SE Asia would be rough on me, so I started my trip lazily on the paradise of Phuket, and ended it with a well deserved respite on Koh Tao, days filled with shipwreck diving, $3 massages, and dirtbiking around the islands rough terrain.